The Outer Limits - Original

Season 1 Episode 31

The Chameleon

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 27, 1964 on ABC

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    • Control Voice: (opening narration) The race of man is known for its mutability. We can change our moods, our faces, our lives to suit whatever situation confronts us. Adapt and survive. Even amongst the most changeable of living things, man is quicksilver, more chameleon-like than the chameleon, determined to survive no matter what the cost to others or to himself.

    • Crawford: Is that why you came here at the crack of dawn, to try and sell me that insane scheme of yours again?
      Chambers: Only an insane scheme has any chance of working right now.

    • Mace: The mission calls for an experienced agent. There are very few experiences I haven't had.

    • Mace: I don't think you understand me, General. I'm not interested in becoming a hero. Nor do I have an overdeveloped sense of duty. I'm doing this because I'm nothing more than an instrument for action. Mr. Chambers knows that also. Between missions, I cease to exist. I am what I've done, and that's not always very pretty. But being ugly is better than being nothing. I have no one, I care for no one, and I'm cared for by no one. So all I have is what I can do.

    • Mace: I'm going to a warm yellow planet now, where there's no need for a man of brutal action, where the chameleon no longer has to change his coloring to survive.

    • Control Voice: (closing narration) A man's survival can take many shapes and the shape in which a man finds his humanity is not always a human one.

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